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Third person registers as treasurer candidate

Two more people have announced their candidacy for Pierce County offices, nearly assuring primary elections for two positions.

The most recent candidates are Gordon Borner, a licensed real estate agent who registered as a candidate for county treasurer, and Tom Gunderson, a patrol sergeant who registered as a candidate for sheriff.

Borner is among three Republican candidates for treasurer. Gunderson (see related story) is one of two Democratic candidates for sheriff.

Borner, W6575 630th Ave., Beldenville, farmed for over 20 years in the Town of El Paso. He has since worked five years in the parts and service department at the Ellsworth Ford dealership and now works out of Century 21's River Falls office.

Borner graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in animal science. He is a member and past president of Pierce County Farm Bureau and a member and past chairman of Zion Covenant Church in Ellsworth.

Borner joins two other Republican candidates for treasurer: Tami R. Langer, Ellsworth, an assistant vice president at a bank; and Fay C. Nelson, Maiden Rock, a document clerk in the register of deeds office. Incumbent Lee Skog is not running.

Only the incumbents have as yet announced their candidacy for these offices: county clerk (Jamie Feuerhelm), clerk of court (Peggy Feuerhelm) and register of deeds (Vicki Nelson).

The filing deadline for the five county offices is 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. Candidates must collect 200 to 400 signatures on their nomination papers.